Africa Tech Challenge (ATC) will commence on Monday - July, 28 2014 - at the Technical University of Kenya in Nairobi.
The Challenge will be in the form of a nationwide competition that will see the emerging winning teams going into commercial production. The main goal of this competition is to encourage the participants to utilize their technical skills and cultivate self-employment and entrepreneurship.
The 18 teams that are participating in the competition have already arrived at the Technical University of Kenya. The teams were chosen following an intense nationwide recruitment process. Before the actual competition, all the participants will undergo a two-week training from Chinese experts.
The competition is an initiative by AVIC, a Chinese state-owned company and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and it seeks to reach out and empower students enrolled in technical institutions. Present for the opening ceremony will be various officials from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and representatives from AVIC.